Archive - Aug 13, 2012
CULVER, Ind. â€“ A total of 246 people participated in the Lake Max Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 11. Jacob Bingham, 19, was the overall winner with a time of 52 minutes, 56.7 seconds for the course. Jennifer Zimmer, 35, was the overall womenâ€™s winner with a time of 1:05:16.2. That was good for 14th place overall.
The triathletes were tested by a course featuring a 400-meter swim in Lake Maxinkuckee, a 10-mile bike ride around the lake and a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) run along the lake. There were 183 individual participants and another 63 involved with menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and co-ed teams.
PLYMOUTH â€” Eighty-five young adults in Northwest Indiana had the opportunity this summer to do more than mow a lawn or babysit for some extra cash. They were part of a three-year-old program offered by a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Department of Workforce Development, and the Department of Natural Resources to young people from economically-challenged families. The youth earned a little more than $11 per hour to do tasks similar to what a full-time INDOT employee would do in a typical day.
This summer's Culver Kiwanis Club car raffle netted funds for several local non-profits as well as awarding a cash prize to one lucky local winner. Checks were distributed at last Thurdsday's weekly Kiwanis meeting, held at the Culver Public Library.
According to Dick Swennumson of the Club, a total of 1,260 raffle tickets were sold over the course of the summer, netting $21,690.
PLYMOUTH â€” In an emergency situation a fireman is known to be able to endure great hardship and trial to save lives. One Plymouth fireman is taking that a step â€” make that a jog â€” further.
Plymouth fireman John Pasley will be running the full course of this yearâ€™s Blueberry Stomp. You likely wonâ€™t be able to recognize him by his face because you probably wonâ€™t be able to see it. In order to help Rileyâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Pasley will run the full 9.3 miles in full fire gear -â€” including helmet and airpack.
So, what now for Morgan Uceny?
Well, back to work, thatâ€™s what.
The 2003 Plymouth High School graduate is a professional track athlete. Running races is the way she makes a living.
Regardless of what happened at the Olympics, she still has bills to pay. And track season is far from over.
â€śIâ€™m not sure what races I am doing yet,â€ť said Uceny in an e-mail Sunday afternoon. â€śIâ€™m heading back to Lucca tomorrow and plan on racing out the season.â€ť
Lucca is a city in Italy where Ucenyâ€™s European training base is located.